Book Haul

Letterbox Love (18)

Letterbox Love

Letterbox Love is a UK based feature where book bloggers showcase the books that they received that week, be they e-books, paperbacks, hardbacks or any other format. It is hosted by Lynsey from Narratively Speaking.

This is my book haul for the past three weeks because I was busy moving to WordPress and posting my UKYA fortnight posts. I counted how many books I got and it totals 21…Maybe I need to go on a book-buying ban soon. I think so!


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Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire- So I went to The Works on Friday and picked this up. There was this huge controversy surrounding it a few months ago (it probably wasn’t that long ago) and so it caught my attention then and it does sound really good.

Hallowed by Cynthia Hand- I didn’t enjoy Unearthly that much but I couldn’t resist this when I saw it.

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder- This is extremely naughty of me to buy because I already have it on my Kindle to read but it sounds so good and I’m more likely to read it if it’s sat in front of me.

Poison Heart by S.B. Hayes- I don’t think I’ve heard of this one before but it’s got me intrigued and so I’m crossing my fingers I’ll enjoy it.

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Dead Jealous by Sharon Jones- I’ve wanted to read this one for a while now because I’m trying to read more thriller/crime-y novels. It’s UKYA, too!

Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian- I saw Amber’s tweets about the sequel to this one so I thought I should try out the first one. The cover is so gorgeous and I just want to stroke it…

The D.U.F.F by Kody Keplinger- I read Cass’ review and instantly started craving this book. I scoured the book shop for it but couldn’t find it and then just as I was about to go this book caught my eye and it was this one! I’m really eating up contemporary novels at the moment.

Charity Shop Finds:

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Northern Lights by Philip Pullman- I’m probably one of the only people who hasn’t read this yet, which is terrible of me. I’m such an awful reader!

Life at the Shallow End by Helen Bailey- I loved Running in Heels by this author and was super pleased when I managed to pick this one out.

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett- I read this for school last year but didn’t have my own copy and so was really pleased when I found this. It’s one of my favourite classics.

Broken Soup by Jenny Valentine- This one sounds really good and I love the cover.

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness- I have had enough of not knowing what anyone is on about when people talk about this book. Sadly, some of it has been spoiled for me, but I’ll try and forget about that.

My Mad Fat Diary by Rae Earl- This one sounds so good and right up my street. And it has battenburg cake on the back which I may just have to eat…

Lock & Key by Sarah Dessen- This will be my third Sarah Dessen book and I’m really looking forward to starting it.

Before I Die by Jenny Downham- I’ve already read this but I had to buy my own copy when I saw it because it’s such a beautiful book.

Review Books

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The Soterion Mission by Stewart Ross- My review is coming of this next week. Thank you, Curious Fox!

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick- Review was posted here. Thank you, Headline!

(Can you tell that I’m getting lazy..?)

The Key to the Golden Firebird by Maureen Johnson- My first (kind of. I read 13 Little Blue Envelopes years ago but can’t remember it properly now) MJ book! So excited to start this one. Thanks, Hot Key!

The Elites by Natasha Ngan- FGFIEWFGIYWFGIYFV. AAAHHHHH! Words cannot describe how excited I was when this popped through my letterbox. My parents were sick of me telling them about it! Thanks Hot Key for being so fab!

The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo- Review coming soon! I really enjoyed this one. Thanks, Hot Key!

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon- Woo! I was so pleased to receive this and it has such a pretty dust jacket and cover. *gazes longingly* Review coming soon. Thank you, Bloomsbury!

What did you get this week? 

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    4 August, 2013 at 6:21 am

    Wow that’s a lot of books! I really need to start the Unearthly series, it seems really good. I have an ARC of Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock too, so I’ll be sure to check out your review! I’ve also been meaning to read Walking Disaster. Hope you enjoy your haul this week 🙂

    My haul
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    4 August, 2013 at 6:42 am

    So many pretty books! But I have to say that I loved Burn For Burn, The Duff, and my favorite, The Knife of Never Letting Go! Enjoy your reads, dear!

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    4 August, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    Wow. Good book haul! CHARITY SHOPS ARE THE BEST! And lol i just got a few books from The Works this week! Oh and i agree,..the dust jacket of The Bone Season is lovely AND THE ELITES FDBEMHFVBDJ,VNGKFR,NDJG ….;p
    my book haul:
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    4 August, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    So many books I don’t even know where to start! Lock and Key, Broken Soup and The DUFF are all excellent. I hope you love them as much as I did!
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    Debbie @ Snuggling on the Sofa
    4 August, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    You seriously need to share your charity shops when I come to Bath! Sarah Dessen? Patrick Ness?! Such great finds! The Duff and Burn for Burn sound amazing, but are sooooooooo massive!
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    Caroline Taylor
    4 August, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Wow, you got so many great books, I only got 2 this week which I bought: Cruel Summer by James Dawson (which I have started and it is AMAZING!!) and also Mystic by Alyson Noel. I also downloaded a couple of free e-books.

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    4 August, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    So many amazing books! 🙂 I loved The Knife of Never Letting Go, The Northern Lights and The Bone Season. I too will be reading Lock and Key soon! 😀
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    Jess Hearts Books
    4 August, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    What an amazing haul! I plan to read Burn for Burn myself soon with the sequel coming out. I’m so jealous of The Elites really looking forward to reading your review for it!
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    4 August, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    Don’t worry, I’ve never read Northern Lights either! My friend LOVES them and keeps telling me to read them.

    The Knife of Never Letting Go – WHY HAVEN’T YOU READ THAT SERIES LUCY?! I think you’ll love it, and there’s so many surprises and twists and turns that I’m sure it won’t be ruined.

    As you know, I LOVE LOVE LOVE Sarah Dessen. Lock and Key isn’t one of her best and it’s not my favourite but it’s still good because you know, it’s Sarah Dessen!? The guy in it is rather lovely if I remember correctly.
    I had to study the TV programme for My Mad Fat Diary for my Media A-level which I found so, so funny.

    Anyway, hope you enjoy your books, Lucy! The Elites looks really good too!
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    Samantha Stewart
    4 August, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Wow! You got a lot of great books! I’ve been wanting to get The Duff & Burn For Burn for ages! They both sound amazing!
    His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman is such an amazing series. I hope you like it 🙂
    Enjoy 😀
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    4 August, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Yaay! So glad you’re going to give Hallowed a go! ^_^ Love that trilogy, so annoyed that the last book isn’t being published in the UK -_-

    So many good books! I can’t wait to read The Elites. It sounds amazing.

    Enjoy all your books,
    Sam 😀

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    Amber (Books of Amber)
    5 August, 2013 at 9:17 am

    Hahaha, my tweets WERE slightly insane, but I’m glad they convinced you to pick up the Burn for Burn series! I love revenge plots. *evil grin*

    I looooove Poison Study. It’s one of my favourite books! Have you read Maria’s Inside Out duology? That’s pretty awesome too, and in fact Inside Out is the book that introduced me to her writing!

    I adoooooorrrrrrrrre The DUFF! I read it a couple of years ago and fell in love with it. And with Kody Keplinger, which is probably a slightly awkward thing to admit via a blog comment.

    I’m so excited for The Elites and The Bone Season!
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    5 August, 2013 at 10:26 am

    Wow, you did good! I am especially impressed with the charity haul, I rarely find anything in Chippers 🙂

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    Melanie (YA Midnight Reads)
    5 August, 2013 at 11:12 am

    OHH You must read The Knife of Never Letting Go and The Bone Season ASAP! They are the best novels ever and I’m sure you’ll enjoy them as well.

    Happy reading, hon! <33
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    5 August, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Tons of awesome books there! I’ve started the Northern Lights so many times, I really need to sit down with it one of these days! I just finished BD, it wasn’t as bad as everyone made it out to be and I actually really enjoyed it which surprised me. I’m listening to WD at the mo and I quite like it from Travis’s perspective too!
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